Tel: 972 3 566 7020
Concierge.com's insider take:
Housed in an elegantly restored Bauhaus building in Tel Aviv's "White City," this restaurant and boutique traffics in the "country chic" aesthetic usually reserved for Napa and Provence. Downstairs, owners Dotan Halbreich and Rubi Israeli serve lemony asparagus salad in almond cream topped with apple slices, and hearty beef ragoût ravioli. Upstairs, the rustic marketplace stocks home basics and accessories such as custom-made Egyptian cotton linens, steel cocktail shakers, and colorful potpourri. A sister establishment in Neve Tzedek, called Alya (the name means goddess), also pairs a menu of light, organic meals with a well-edited selection of housewares, from white porcelain vases, trays, and pitchers to dried-flower bouquets and elegant kids' furniture (13 Amzaleg St.; 011-972-3-5168836). Products are sourced from Holland, Belgium, and Scandinavia, as well as ateliers throughout Israel.